Every year I knit each of the children a sweater that coordinates with the others. They then wear it for the Christmas card photo. I promise I only subjected my husband to wear one for one year! Come on, it was the 90's, I think that may have been in. The funny thing is that I didn't wear one. I just wouldn't do that. This may be a little goofy for some of you, but I really do try to do something that isn't too goofy. Come on, they are kids.
(see, I am really trying hard to sell you on this idea)
I thought last year would have been the last year to do it. Now that I have a twelve year old, I thought that maybe he is at that age where it may be a little goofy to wearing a coordinating sweater with his siblings. Patterns are also next to impossible to find for this age.
However, I just couldn't put my little thing to rest. The yarn has been chosen.
Charlie's will be brown and Andrews will be the green. When I ordered it from Webs, I didn't see the little pink flecks in the green. Andrew doesn't seem to mind. (gotta love a seven year old) The pink is for Libby, and it will be made into a fair isle vest, with the boys colors mixed in.
And the pattern for the boys? Well, that is the moment I changed my mind. When I saw the cobblestone sweater designed by Mr. Jared himself.
And you know how much we all love this pattern. Of course, the pattern is written for adults, so I just had to do a few adjustments to make it fit my boys.
Now, I just have to make sure that I have these done by November.
You know, sleep is so overrated.